Public Networks

General Vagrant doc page: Public Networks.

Public networking by the Parallels provider is fully compatible with the basic Vagrant approach.

In order to implement a public network, the Parallels provider configures a Bridged network.


The easiest way to use a public network is to allow the IP address to be assigned via DHCP. Use the following syntax to define a public network:

Vagrant.configure("2") do |config| "public_network"

When DHCP is used, the IP address can be determined by using vagrant ssh to SSH into the machine and using the appropriate command-line tool to find the address, such as ifconfig.

Default Network Interface

If more than one network interface is available in the host machine, Vagrant will ask you to choose which interface the virtual machine should bridge to. A default interface can be specified by adding a bridge clause to the network definition.

Vagrant.configure("2") do |config| "public_network", bridge: "en1"

The string identifying the desired interface must match either the name or identifier of an available interface. If it can't be found, Vagrant will ask you to pick the one from a list of available network interfaces.

It is also possible to specify a list of adapters to bridge against: "public_network", bridge: ["en1", "en6"]

In this case, Vagrant will use the first network adapter which exists and can be used as a bridge.